Concerts

Kanye West's Phoenix "New Slaves" Projection Was Mostly Just an Excuse To Tweet About It

A white rental van pulled up into the parking lot at First Street and Adams, and a guy cleared the crowd to make way for it. "It's them! They are here." As the two tech guys were setting up the speakers and projector, someone else screamed, "Hey, where's Kanye? Is he still in the van?" There were something like 150 people at the 11 p.m. projection of Kanye West's "New Slaves" -- not counting all the Comicon attendees across the street, who saw it without expecting to. It was 91 degrees.

There were three projections in Phoenix scheduled at different times, but the 9 p.m. projection was a no-show, according to attendee Josh Peterson.